Nova Scotia Tax Brackets and Personal Marginal Income Tax Rates 2020

The Nova Scotia tax brackets are not increased for inflation. The Federal tax brackets and personal amount were increased for 2019 by an indexation factor of 1.022.

The Nova Scotia Basic Personal Amount is $8,481 in 2019, the same as in previous years.

There are 5 tax brackets in Nova Scotia and 5 corresponding tax rates. The lowest rate is 8.79% and the highest rate is 21.00%. The highest provincial rate is applied above $150,001, however, the federal rate is increased further above this income level. The combined federal and provincial marginal tax rate is 54.00%, which is paid on the income above $210,371.

There are both refundable and non-refundable tax credits available, which can reduce the Nova Scotia income tax you owe. For the full list of the available tax credits and amounts, visit the Nova Scotia Department of Finance website.

 2020 Nova Scotia Income Tax Rates

Nova Scotia Personal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
2020 Taxable incomeNova Scotia Tax rate 2020
$0 - $29,5898.79%
$29,590 - $59,17914.95%
$59,180 - $92,99916.67%
$93,000 - $149,99917.50%
$150,000 -21.00%

Combined Federal & Nova Scotia Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
Taxable incomeNova Scotia Marginal Tax Rates 2020
$0 - $29,58923.79%
$29,590 - $48,53529.95%
$48,536 - $59,17935.45%
$59,180 - $92,99937.17%
$93,000 - $97,06938.00%
$97,070 - $149,99943.50%
$150,000 - $150,47347.00%
$150,474 - $214,36850.00%
$214,369 -54.00%

Nova Scotia Basic Personal Amount
2020Tax rate
$8,4818.79%

Federal Basic Personal Amount
2020Tax rate
$12,29815.00%

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 2019 Nova Scotia Income Tax Rates

Nova Scotia Personal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
2019 Taxable incomeNova Scotia Tax rate 2019
$0 - $29,5898.79%
$29,590 - $59,17914.95%
$59,180 - $92,99916.67%
$93,000 - $149,99917.50%
$150,000 -21.00%

Combined Federal & Nova Scotia Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
Taxable incomeNova Scotia Marginal Tax Rates 2019
$0 - $29,58923.79%
$29,590 - $47,62929.95%
$47,630 - $59,17935.45%
$59,180 - $92,99937.17%
$93,000 - $95,25838.00%
$95,259 - $147,66643.50%
$147,667 - $149,99946.50%
$150,000 - $210,37050.00%
$210,371 -54.00%

Nova Scotia Basic Personal Amount
2019Tax rate
$8,4818.79%

Federal Basic Personal Amount
2019Tax rate
$12,06915.00%

2018 Nova Scotia Income Tax Rates

Nova Scotia Personal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
2018 Taxable incomeNova Scotia Tax rate 2018
$0 - $29,5908.79%
$29,591 - $59,18014.95%
$59,181 - $93,00016.67%
$93,001 - $150,00017.50%
$150,001 -21.00%

Combined Federal & Nova Scotia Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
Taxable incomeNova Scotia Marginal Tax Rates 2018
$0 - $29,59023.79%
$29,591 - $46,60529.95%
$46,606 - $59,18035.45%
$59,181 - $93,00037.17%
$93,001 - $93,20838.00%
$93,209 - $144,48943.50%
$144,490 - $150,00046.50%
$150,001 - $205,84250.00%
$205,843 -54.00%

Nova Scotia Basic Personal Amount
2018Tax rate
$8,4818.79%

Federal Basic Personal Amount
2018Tax rate
$11,81015.00%

2017 Nova Scotia Income Tax Rates

Nova Scotia Personal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
2017 Taxable incomeNova Scotia Tax rate 2017
$0 - $29,5908.79%
$29,591 - $59,18014.95%
$59,181 - $93,00016.67%
$93,001 - $150,00017.50%
$150,001 -21.00%

Combined Federal & Nova Scotia Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
Taxable incomeNova Scotia Marginal Tax Rates 2017
$0 - $29,59023.79%
$29,591 - $45,91629.95%
$45,917 - $59,18035.45%
$59,181 - $91,83137.17%
$91,832 - $93,00042.67%
$93,001 - $142,35343.50%
$142,354 - $150,00046.50%
$150,001 - $202,80050.00%
$202,801 -54.00%

Nova Scotia Basic Personal Amount
2017Tax rate
$8,4818.79%

Federal Basic Personal Amount
2017Tax rate
$11,63515.00%

2016 Nova Scotia Income Tax Rates

Nova Scotia Personal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
2017 Taxable incomeNova Scotia Tax rate 2017
$0 - $29,5908.79%
$29,591 - $59,18014.95%
$59,181 - $93,00016.67%
$93,001 - $150,00017.50%
$150,001 -21.00%

Combined Federal & Nova Scotia Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
Taxable incomeNova Scotia Marginal Tax Rates 2017
$0 - $29,59023.79%
$29,591 - $45,91629.95%
$45,917 - $59,18035.45%
$59,181 - $91,83137.17%
$91,832 - $93,00042.67%
$93,001 - $142,35343.50%
$142,354 - $150,00046.50%
$150,001 - $202,80050.00%
$202,801 -54.00%

Nova Scotia Basic Personal Amount
2017Tax rate
$8,4818.79%

Federal Basic Personal Amount
2017Tax rate
$11,63515.00%

2015 Nova Scotia Income Tax Rates

Nova Scotia Personal Income Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
2015 Taxable incomeNova Scotia Tax rate 2015
$0 - $29,5898.79%
$29,590 - $59,17914.95%
$59,180 - $92,99916.67%
$93,000 - $149,99917.50%
$150,000 -21.00%

Combined Federal & Nova Scotia Tax Brackets and Tax Rates
Taxable incomeNova Scotia Marginal Tax Rates 2015
$0 - $29,58923.79%
$29,590 - $44,70129.95%
$44,702 - $59,17936.95%
$59,180 - $89,40138.67%
$89,402 - $92,99942.67%
$93,000 - $138,58643.50%
$138,587 - $149,99946.50%
$150,000 -50.00%

Nova Scotia Basic Personal Amount
2015Tax rate
$8,4818.79%

Federal Basic Personal Amount
2015Tax rate
$11,32715.00%